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04/12/2015 2015/1407 rev Call for expression of interest- Renewal of the Corporate Finance Consultative Working Group , Reference PDF
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04/12/2015 2015/1408 rev Application form for Corporate Finance Consultative Working Group , Reference DOCX
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11/12/2015 2015/1858 Final Report- Draft ITS under MiFID II Final Report PDF
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17/12/2015 2015/1886 Final report on guidelines for the assessment of knowledge and competence Final Report PDF
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Reasons for publication

1.            Article 25(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II) states that Member States shall require investment firms to ensure and demonstrate to competent authorities on request that natural persons giving investment advice or providing information about financial instruments, investment services or ancillary services to clients on behalf of the investment firm possess the necessary knowledge and competence to fulfil their obligations under Article 24 and Article 25 .

2.            The European Securities and Markets Authority is required by Article 25(9) of MiFID II to develop – by 3 January 2016 - guidelines specifying criteria for the assessment of knowledge and competence of investment firms’ personnel. The guidelines will come into effect on 3 January 2017.

3.            In accordance with Article 16(2) of the ESMA Regulation, a consultation was launched on 23 April 2015. The Consultation Paper (CP) set out draft ESMA guidelines for the assessment of knowledge and competence of individuals in investment firms providing investment advice or information about financial instruments, investment services or ancillary services to clients on behalf of the investment firm. The consultation period closed on 10 July 2015.

4.            ESMA received 80 responses. The answers received on the CP are available on ESMA’s website unless respondents requested otherwise.

5.            As provided by Article 16 of the ESMA Regulation, ESMA also sought the advice of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group’s (SMSG).

6.            This paper contains summaries of responses received and feedback statements provided by ESMA. ESMA recommends that this report should be read together with the CP published on 23 April 2015 to have a complete understanding of the rationale for the guidelines. The final guidelines presented in Annex VI take into account the comments and suggestions raised by respondents.

Contents

7.            Section II briefly summarises the feedback to the CP and the main responses from ESMA.

8.            Section III contains the Annexes: Annex I provides the Summary of questions, Annex II contains the legislative mandate, Annex III reports the cost-benefit analysis, Annex IV reports the Opinion of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group, Annex V details the feedback on the CP, Annex VI sets out the final text of the guidelines and Annex VII describes some illustrative examples of the application of certain aspects of the guidelines.

Next Steps

9.            The final guidelines in Annex VI will be translated into the official EU languages and published on the ESMA website. The publication of the translations will trigger a two-month period during which National Competent Authorities (NCAs) must notify ESMA whether they comply or intend to comply with the guidelines.

18/12/2015 2015/1887 Follow-up report on the development of the Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research and Analysis , Final Report PDF
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22/12/2015 2015/1861 Final report- Guidelines on cross-selling practices Final Report PDF
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23/12/2015 2015/1909R form_to_reply_cp_tr_ork_cs Reference DOCX
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23/12/2015 2015/1911 Annex III- Draft ISO 20022 message specification Reference ZIP
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01/02/2016 2016/200 MiFID registers- information about web service , Reference PDF
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This document sets out the web service for the following registers:

Shares admitted to trading on regulation markets

Exempted shares

Systematic internalisers

Regulated Markets

Multilateral trading facilities

Central counterparties

09/02/2016 2016/272AF 2016_mdsc_cwg_application_form Reference DOCX
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09/02/2016 2016/272 Call for expression of interest- CWG renewal Reference PDF
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11/02/2016 2016/210 ToR CDTF Reference PDF
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11/02/2016 2016/211 ToR CFSC Reference PDF
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24/02/2016 2016/206 ESMA Recruitment Policy Reference PDF
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03/03/2016 Mifid mapping Mapping- fields in MiFID systems Reference XLSX
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This document provides a mapping of the fields between the old MiFID database http://mifiddatabase.esma.europa.eu/ and the lists available on the Registers portal http://registers.esma.europa.eu/publication/ 

04/04/2016 2016/221 ToR MDSC Reference PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/225 ToR IPISC Reference PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/227 ToR SMSC Reference PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/461 Final report on temporary exemption for ETDs under MiFID II Final Report PDF
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07/04/2016 2016/584 Suitability Peer Review- Final Report , Final Report PDF
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